Days earlier than the Jan. 6, 2021, revolt, an evaluation by U.S. Capitol Police analysts highlighted heated remarks by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) as doubtlessly encouraging violence over Donald Trump’s presidential election defeat, Politico reported.
The analysts famous in a Jan. 3, 2021, report obtained by Politico that Gohmert mentioned on “pro-Trump news network Newsmax” two days earlier that “letting the will of the voters stand would ‘mean the end of our republic, the end of the experiment in self-government.’”
He then “seemed to encourage violence as a means to this end,” the intelligence report famous, in response to Politico.
“Bottom line is, the court is saying, ‘We’re not going to touch this,’” mentioned Gohmert, referring to his failed go well with to problem the 2020 presidential election outcomes, which Trump claimed had been rigged. “You have no remedy ― basically, in effect, the ruling would be that you gotta go to the streets and be as violent” as antifa, the catch-all identify given to anti-fascist counterprotesters, and the Black Lives Matter motion.
The evaluation additionally famous that Trump supporters’ “sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of an incentive to become violent.”
He reiterated that to Politico in response to the story.